To grow marijuana indoors can be a necessity for some individuals for a variety of different reasons. One of the major reasons you might be forced to grow marijuana indoors is that the weather will not permit its growth outside. In areas that just get too cold during the growth season, marijuana will not thrive. Of course, the other major reason you might have to take your operation indoors is that marijuana is illegal in your jurisdiction. Even if you think you might be able to get away with growing an illicit crop outdoors, you still run the very troubling risk of being locked up for far too long.
Law enforcement is one of the biggest reasons to be afraid of growing outdoors, but it can also just be a nosy neighbor that ends up turning you in. If you can grow your marijuana crop discreetly indoors, you don’t have to worry about the cops or any nosy neighbors. For better yields and a more thriving crop, you can use a greenhouse to create a sort of faux outdoor environment. Of course, you still leave yourself open to being exposed if you can’t conceal the greenhouse properly. Even if you grow indoors near a window, you might still be spotted by a negative Nancy across the fence.
There are three basic strategies to grow marijuana: outdoors, indoors, or both. Outdoor growing is by far the easier and less expensive route to take, and the benefits are faster growth, increased production, fewer plant pests to worry about, a smaller investment in equipment, and no electrical costs. The main drawback is an increased security risk because of the number and size of the marijuana plants you are trying to conceal. Another drawback is the fact that you will be at the mercy of the natural day-night cycle, and thus will be unable to trigger flowering by simulating the fall conditions of shorter days and longer nights. I think the key factor in determining if you should grow marijuana outdoors is your own unique yard situation. Do you have a high wall or fence that people cannot look over? Is there adequate concealing vegetation? Is there room for a structure of any kind that could hold your plants? If you answered yes to all three questions, outdoor growing is definitely a possibility.